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1. The failure of equipment at a level crossing which reduces the level of safety on the railway.
2. The failure of a rail, including a rack rail, on a running line whether by a complete fracture through its cross section, or by the buckling or detachment of a piece of rail and which necessitates an immediate closure of that running line or speed reduction on that running line.
3. The failure of a structure on railway property, including a tunnel, bridge, viaduct, culvert, railway cutting, embankment, station, signal or fixed electrical equipment which under slightly different circumstances may have led to a serious accident or which otherwise reduces the level of railway safety.
4. A failure in the signalling system which reduces the level of railway safety.
5. Rolling stock passing a railway signal displaying a stop aspect, unless either the driver had been given authority to pass the signal or the signal did not display in sufficient time to enable the driver to stop safely at the signal.
6. A collision between a tramcar and a road vehicle on a part of a tramway laid along a carriageway.
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